Planets not aligned over proposed Macquarie U merger

Management wants to merge the departments of environmental sciences and earth and planetary sciences

The science and engineering faculty appears to have ticked all the procedural boxes on staff consultation. But academics are said to continue unhappy about the change, questioning exactly how a merger will improve performance. It also looks likely to include redundancies, although it does not appear clear whether any would be compulsory.

This proposal is separate to faculty-wide changes to technical services announced by executive dean Barbara Messerle late last year.


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